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5 Resolutions Couples Should Handle In 2021

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5 Resolutions Couples Should Handle In 2021

5 Resolutions Couples Should Handle In 2021

A perfect relationship doesn’t happen overnight. It takes the right amount of patience, courage, and, of course, love to build a relationship that lasts long. While we might have read a lot about what couples should avoid when they are in a relationship but rarely do we come across a list of things that should be done to keep a new relationship on the right track, isn’t it?

5 Resolutions Couples Should Handle In 2021

Leave Your Ex Alone

You don’t need an expert’s advice on this but if you constantly stalk your ex or keep referring to him during your conversation with your current partner, it can spell doom for your relationship. If you want your relationship to last long then get over your ex-lover. Comparing your ex-boyfriend with your current partner can be a disappointing and toxic situation for both.

Treat your partner as well as you treat your friends

It’s easy to take your romantic partner for granted, and sometimes we don’t treat our lovers as well as we should and it makes them feel used. Like family, we assume that they’re in it for the long haul, and when we’re stressed, it’s our romantic relationships that take extra abuse. Ask yourself if you say or do things to your partner that you wouldn’t do to your best friend, and if you discover that you do, adjust your behavior accordingly.

Strive for emotional honesty

Even the most straightforward among us has avoided explaining feelings to a lover at one time or another. It’s hard to share with your partner (especially if you’re experiencing a thorny, irrational emotion like jealousy), but it’s important that you keep your mate in the loop so that he can act appropriately. Saying “I feel” instead of “you made me feel” will help you and your partner stay focused on resolving the negative emotions without it turning into a blame-game.

Make Sex A Priority

When we’re busy, sex can get lost in the shuffle and most of the time postponed, especially if you have children, But it’s good for your relationship, your health, and your mood to skip. Make time to reconnect with your partner in the sack by scheduling a weekend “staycation.” If the sex has become boring, put some energy into figuring out how to make it exciting again. Try a new position, a new toy, or just a straight-up change of venue; kitchen counter anyone?

Set Achievable Goals

We all have some expectations from a partner and the relationship and there is no harm in admitting so. But having the wrong expectations can be a deal-breaker. it is advisable to not picture yourself as the “utopian couple”. You need to drop the idea of an ideal relationship and work on the realities of life. There will be arguments, romance, and sacrifices in an ideal relationship. If you want your relationship to work then you need to work on the foundation of your relationship by not setting unrealistic expectations.

 

Felicity Gitonga

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